The people of Park City, Utah, know how to make the most of the area's treasured assets. Like many Western ski towns, Park City started out as a silver mining boom town. The miners dabbled in skiing, of course, first for transportation and then as a recreational diversion. But it wasn't until the mining bottomed out that these picturesque hamlets resurrected themselves as outdoor recreation meccas.Today, three world-class ski resorts - Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and Canyons Resorts - surround the town, part of a high concentration of prime ski area within a short drive of the Salt Lake City airport.